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Conferences and Seminars

First World Conference of Humanitarian Studies

(Groningen, 4-8 February 2009)

From the 4th until the 8th of February 2009 the First World Conference of Humanitarian Studies was held, organized by the Universities of Groningen, Bochum (both NOHA) and Wageningen. The event proved to be a huge success during which about 500 papers in 68 panels were presented and discussed on various topics related to humanitarian action. All NOHA universities were represented and many NOHA Faculty members presented papers and exchanged information with often famous representatives of the humanitarian community.

The most important results of the conference were twofold. Firstly, although humanitarian studies are part of many different academic domains, the WCHS has shown that it can be defined as a nascent field of multi/inter-disciplinary studies. Scholars and practitioners have recognised the interrelatedness of causes and dynamics of humanitarian crises; the political discourse pertaining to crises; crisis responses and legal dimensions. No less importantly so, victims and their experiences were the focal point of discussion within the designated areas above.

Furthermore, the WCHS demarcated the beginning of more world conferences:

  • Tufts/Harvard hosted the Second World Conference in Boston in 2011
  • The third WCHS is scheduled for 2013 in Istanbul.

Osaka University Forum 2010: Conflict studies in the Humanities, entanglement between local and cosmopolitan orientations

(Groningen, 27-30 September 2010)

The forum co-organised by Osaka University and the University of Groningen aimed to open up new spaces for international academic dialogue on globalization and conflict. The programme contained keynote lectures and panel sessions on:

  • Humanitarianism and its Discontent: Global Discourse and Local Realities
  • Globalisation, Nation-State and Human-Security
  • The Humanities, Art and Global Politics
  • Local Conflict and Global Connections
  • Gender Matters: the Politics of Nationalized War Memory

NOHA 10 years anniversary “Humanitarian Challenges in a Globalized World”

(Groningen, 17-18 December 2010)

On 17 and 18 December 2010, NOHA Groningen celebrated its 10th anniversary with a conference on "Humanitarian Challenges in a Globalized World". Former and present students and staff were invited to take part in the celebration with workshops, presentations, a dinner and celebration party in order to discover today's humanitarian challenges in a globalized world.

Medical Sciences Summer School Global Health

(Groningen, 7-13 July 2012)

The fourth day of this summer school focused on Disasters and Health with lectures and workshops provided by NOHA academics J. Herman, U.D. Pape and R.R. Bakker.

Second International Bachelor of Medicine in Groningen Conference: Right to Health (Groningen, 24 May 2013)

This conference with lectures and workshops for 250 students and staff focuses on the Right to health for minorities worldwide, as detainees, asylum seekers, IDPs and refugees, ethnic minorities, among others. The organisation is in hands of H.V. Hogerzeil and R.R. Bakker.

Last modified:21 December 2012 1.12 p.m.